We have news on a new Idaho football commitment and a Vandals offensive lineman in legal trouble. Both stories are below.
Idaho coach Paul Petrino has added another quarterback for his first recruiting class, getting a commitment from Matt Linehan, son of former Vandals quarterback Scott Linehan. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that Linehan visited Idaho last weekend and committed on Monday.
Linehan led his Michigan high school to a state title this past fall and threw for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns, he told the Statesman. Idaho was his first FBS offer.
Petrino and Scott Linehan coached with each other at Idaho in 1992 and at Louisville in 1999. “I knew they knew each other well,” the younger Linehan told the Statesman. “My dad is very found of Coach Petrino.”
The Vandals signed JC quarterback Anthony Neyer in December and return Taylor Davis, Chad Chalich and Austin DeCoud. Linehan said the plan is for him to redshirt in 2013.
In other UI football news, offensive lineman Jordan Johnson appeared in Latah County Magistrate Court on Monday on DUI and other charges, according to the Lewiston Tribune. The paper reported Johnson, a senior-to-be, was pulled over Nov. 25 for allegedly not stopping at a red blinking light and not holding his lane of travel. He was charged with driving without privileges, possession of a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful possession of a prescription drug.